SOCIALNOMICS | FRIDAY, JULY 25, 2014
[Blog] 7 (little known) Digital Reputation Stats and How to Use Them to Your Advantage
Tip: If you have a blog or website, awesome! 'Digital Reputation is one of those topics where ‘what you don’t know ya don’t know’ could be very damaging. We often think of the mistweet or the incriminating facebook pic when we think of digital reputation, but it is so much more than that. Here are some of the little known stats related to digital reputation. Below each stat is a tip on how you can use this new information to your advantage. 88 percent of online adults avoid doing business with companies who they believe do not protect their privacy. percent.
SOCIALNOMICS | TUESDAY, MARCH 11, 2014
[Blog] Using Interactive Infographics to Boost Social Sharing
With the recent shift in the power of guest blogging, many SEO’s have turned to making genuinely compelling content in the form of data visualisations. 'Infographics are one of the most effective ways to engage an audience and generate valuable social shares and links. As the trend for infographics grows, so do the options available when it comes to creating them. Interactive elements, or even entirely interactive data visualisations, have proven to be both popular and effective at building natural links online. Interactive content is a step in the right direction to keep up with this.
BILL HARTZER | THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2013
[Blog] Embedding Latitude, Longitude and NAP Data into Image Files to Help Local SEO
For the actual results of that test, you will need to read my post on the Standing Dog blog. 'When you take a photo using your iPhone or Android mobile phone, the location data (latitude, longitude) of where that image was taken is usually saved in the photo file. Other information, such as the device that took the photo, and the image size, is also saved. If you would like to see an example of this, save the image above to your hard drive. Then, right-click on the photo and select “properties” You will see all of the data that I saved/embedded in the image file. Address.
BILL HARTZER | FRIDAY, AUGUST 24, 2012
[Blog] Sedo.com and Sedo.co.uk Hacked, Hosting Malware on Site
Elliot also has an updated blog post about Sedo , as well. It looks like Sedo.com and Sedo.co.uk , the search engine for domain names, has been hacked, and apparently is hosting malware on their web site. These messages started appearing to visitors of both Sedo.com and Sedo.co.uk within the past 24 hours, and I have verified that users are still getting these messages. If you search for “Sedo” at Google.com, you will see the following message as part of the search results: This site may harm your computer. Contact your web host and have them scan the entire server.
BILL HARTZER | TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2012
[Blog] Search Engine Optimization Tip: Your Heading Tags Should Include your Keywords
This includes your blog pages too because they will often get a great deal of traffic. Lately, it seems as though many people have been concerned about over-optimization when it comes to search engine optimization of their web sites. Rightly so. There is some concern, especially since Google has been testing the over-optimization filter yet again. Keep in mind, though, that versions of the so-called Over Optimization Penalty has been around for years and SEOs have been concerned for a long time. These are the headings for the body of your web page. Let’s Talk About an SEO Audit.
BILL HARTZER | THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2012
[Blog] Why You Should Be Using A/B Testing
For example, testing the layout of your website or a certain blog design can provide the individual with valuable feedback, giving structure to future A/B testing campaigns. Guest Post by Rachel Hyun Kim. B testing, also known as split testing, is a marketing practice that compares the performance of a control group with test samples, differentiated by a single variable. This testing technique is used to improve conversion, response and performance rates on a variety of web and online marketing components, including emails, landing pages and call to actions. Create a Test Plan.
BILL HARTZER | MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2011
[Blog] Ripoff Report Strikes Back: Removes Code on Site Left by Hacker
In one of my recent blog posts, I examined how removing your website from Google can help–or hurt–your search engine rankings. The Ripoff Report has struck back against the so-called reputation management companies that claim to be able to remove posts about companies on the RipoffReport.com website. In a recent press release, Ripoff Report claims that they have removed code on their website that was left by a hacker hired by reputation management companies. sample advertisement claiming Ripoff Report removal is shown above. Ripoff Report explained what happened.
JACOB MORGAN | WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2010
[Blog] According to Gartner Social CRM is Going to be Big
Social Media Globetrotter Home Consulting Speaking Travel Blog About SOCIAL MEDIA GLOBETROTTER According to Gartner Social, CRM is Going to be Big View Comments February 24th, 2010 I read an interesting article on information age a few days ago which references some new Gartner predictions around Social CRM. blog comments powered by Disqus Connect with me Subscribe to Social Media RSS RSS About Jacob Email Me Jacob Morgan is the Principal of Chess Media Group , a social business consultancy that works with medium and enterprise companies on developing Enterprise 2.0,
GEOFF LIVINGSTON | TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2011
[Blog] Kick Your Competitor’s Ass
Whether its your phone operating system , selling music and tickets, ideas via blog content, a better answer to social crisis, or a marketing firm, competition exists. Yes, you did read the headline correctly. One of the most annoying flavors of kumbaya in social media circles remains the idea that we should all get along. These voices leave no room for public competition. Meanwhile most of the folks singing this tune don’t run businesses, and are bloggers and their fans. They are clueless about winning market share. Ignore them. You probably like some of your competitors.
DREW'S MARKETING MINUTE | MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2010
[Blog] Did you miss these? (week of 9/20)
Mobile Marketing: Over at the MENG Blend blog, I ask the question -- should your business be considering a mobile app. Blogging 101: Mike Sansone, the man who taught me just about everything I know about blogging, has begun a series he calls 0-60. It will guide you day by day to building a blog that is full of relevance, heart and potential. I get so much smarter just by reading what others have to share. But I always worry that I missed something big. You too? Just in case you missed any of these.I " Read it.and discover your answer.
SOSHABLE | FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2012
[Blog] Gerber Facebook Contest Goes Viral
Original article about Facebook contests posted on Wikimotive’s blog under the title Gerber’s Great Contest. Running contests on social media is a risky proposition. It has to be just the right idea, and it has to be handled just the right way. Today, I want to take a look at one recent contest that has completely taken over marketing using Facebook. Which contest is it? If you’ve spent any time on Facebook this month, I bet you can already guess. That’s right, it’s the Gerber Generation Photo Search 2012. Do you think your child is the cutest?”
SOCIALNOMICS | FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 2012
[Blog] 12 Steps to Social Media Success…and a Gilly Flower Cordial to You!
Your website/blog/online store/etc. You want to optimize your website and blog content for your desired keywords, so that when people search for: “finest alpaca backpacks,” your amazing alpaca backpack site shows up. If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Then quit. There’s no point in being a damn fool about it. Fields. HAVE BEEN LIVING AND BREATHING AND CONSUMING AND QUAFFING social media for over five years now. In other words: what steps — applied to any business — results in social media success? Truth be told: we don’t. But, it’s all good. Here are the 12 steps: 1.
SOCIAL WAYNE | MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2011
[Blog] Day 14: People of color impacting the social web – L. Danielle Baldwin #28DaysofDiversity
Danielle Baldwin Twitter: @LDBaldwin Website/Blog: sociia.com Bio Every time someone calls L. One of the tools she uses to connect to young women is WordPress, a free and open source blogging platform that is more than meets the eye. challenge every woman out there interested in technology to find one girl and get her excited about learning how to blog or how to develop a website in CSS, HTML and PHP. As we all know, February is Black History Month. Each post will include a picture, bio, two links from the selected person and this paragraph. Start with one, impact a few.
SPIN SUCKS | MONDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2011
[Blog] Love Drop: Making Money By Giving It Away
probably read only about 10 blogs regularly (oh, the horror!), Nate St. Pierre is the founder of ItStartsWith.Us , a global group of people committed to changing the world in just 15 minutes a week. and Spin Sucks is one of them. The main reason I come here is for all the straight talk from smart people. Gini Dietrich leads the charge, and the rest of the community joins in with experience, insight, critiques, and always a bit of fun. It’s my kinda place. So today I’d like to throw out a topic that has turned out to be somewhat polarizing: The launch of my latest project, Love Drop.
T2 SOCIAL | FRIDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2013
[Blog] 10 Great Resources to be Reading Over the Holidays
We have even included it in a list of great resources for sourcing blog content. Another blog that every marketer should be reading over the holidays (and during business-as-usual) is the Hubspot blog. The Moz blog is a little more technical, but highly informative. Though the core discussions of the blog are primarily search-based, you can expect to find a lot of information about social as well. Although Avinash Kaushik’s blog is not updated on a daily basis, there is plenty of content (relaying information at a very high level) that marketers can use.
WAXING UNLYRICAL | FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2010
[Blog] When #measurePR Became A Campfire
Comment as Show More Post Categories Select Category Blogging for Grasshoppers Business Career Networking Communication Blogging Measurement MeasurePR Public Relations Social Media Twitter Writing Events Guest Posts Amrit Pal Bryce Keane Conway Wigg Erica Holt Herwin Icasiano Howie Goldfarb Mike Doman Narciso Tovar Shanan Sorochynski Steff Metal Interviews Marketing Media Personal Cooking Recipe of the Week Philanthropy PRSA 2009 Resources How To Weekly Roundup Speaking Training Women Grow Business Featured Guest Bloggers Extra, Extra! Oh, one other thing: my blog = my sandbox.
JUGNOO | TUESDAY, JUNE 4, 2013
[Blog] Quantity vs. Quality in Social Media Management Tools
Here are some key measures to be aware of: - Reach: Measuring your company’s blog subscribers, fans, followers and other statistics will help you estimate the size of your community and track changes which can be attributed to specific social media campaigns. Quantity vs. Quality in Social Media Management Tools originally appeared on Jugnoo Blog - Social Media is a Business: Social Media Presence Management under a Creative Commons license. The post Quantity vs. Quality in Social Media Management Tools appeared first on Jugnoo Blog. Have they considered or made a purchase?
JACOB MORGAN | MONDAY, AUGUST 12, 2013
[Blog] The Future of Work Report: A Collaborative Effort
This is the place to learn about every facet of customer-centric business management in articles, blogs, interviews, and news. 'This is a guest post from Connie Chan , my business partner, Principal, and co-founder of Chess Media Group. Chess Media Group conducted a global research study in May 2013, surveying over 600 employees who currently use social and collaboration technology tools, to understand how these tools affect their ability to work efficiently and flexibly, as well as to understand the impact of the Bring-Your-Own-Device movement and flexible work arrangements.
SOCIALNOMICS | TUESDAY, JUNE 24, 2014
[Blog] Raising the Bar: How to Amplify Your Social Media & Content to Reach Your Ideal Audience
Lastly, accepting outside contributions on your business’s blog can help magnify their content as well as social media reach. Inviting others to contribute posts to a blog adds fresh, new content, and also allows the blog to be seen by the followers of the guest writer as well. 'Within the past few years, we’ve witnessed a variety of social media trends for business emerge. And as a business owner, you might have even given a shot at several of them in hopes of seeing improvement. The trick is to find the perfect balance so that you’re able to enhance your brand. Reach Out.
TWIST IMAGE | TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2012
[Blog] In The Nick Of Real-Time
Last week, Jay Baer of the Convince & Convert blog (he's also co-author with Amber Naslund of the business book, The Now Revolution , and one of the editorial partners of The Social Habit) let the world know about this one, fascinating, nugget: "Among respondents to The Social Habit who have ever attempted to contact a brand, product, or company through social media for customer support, 32% expect a response within 30 minutes. Are consumer expectations getting out of control? True story: our brand-new dryer broke down. It's not even one year old. It's not the first time. apple.
THE RELATIONSHIP ECONOMY | THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2013
[Blog] History Tells The Story, What’s Yours?
Whether in 140 characters, a 500 word blog post, a YouTube video, a picture or a combination of them all we are the story and the story is us. 'Whether in business, politics, non-profits, religion or academia the function of leadership is the same. Leadership has Leadership has been described as “a process of ”organizing a group of people to meet a common goal. To achieve common goal people have to relate to the goal and believe it will make a difference in people’s lives. Some of the most effective leaders are those that have mastered the art of story telling. Yet only 7.6%
VIPER CHILL | WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 2011
[Blog] Saying Goodbye to $5,000/m (& a Tiny Personal Update)
If you haven’t noticed from the amount of 4,000+ word articles I write, I want to keep the signal to noise ratio on this blog hugely in favour of signal. Members have created almost 2,000 posts in just a couple of weeks and there are some well known faces inside you will be familiar with from blogs much bigger than this one. So, please understand that I don’t really like doing these little announcements as there’s not much you can get from them. There’s also another reason, which you’ll discover if you keep reading. Social Media
ALEX BLOM | THURSDAY, APRIL 22, 2010
[Blog] Free eBook: Social Media Workout
The Contents are below: Workout 1: Back to Basics Workout 2: Get Facebook Fit Workout 3: Tone up with Twitter Workout 4: Exercise Control Of Email Workout 5: Lunging into LinkedIn Workout 6: Make Movie Muscle Workout 7: Website Weightlifting Workout 8: Build a Better Blog It’s totally free so what do you have to lose? Tagged as: Blog , ebook , facebook , linkedin , social media , twitter , wordpress blog comments powered by Disqus GET UPDATES Did you know? How to Build & Sell Through a Community Part 2: Why? have a confession to make. Want a taste?
CONVINCE & CONVERT | WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2011
[Blog] Corporate Twitter Account Train Wreck! The 3 Types of Self-Destructive Tweets
analyzed my Top 6 blog posts for 2011 by total page views, and am re-running them this week as a “greatest hits” compilation. (Happy Holidays! This is #3. Everybody loves a disaster! Enjoy. – Jay). Twit happens. As more and more companies ramp up their Twitter presence, the likelihood that something off-message will slip by the digital goalie goes up considerably. The question is not whether your company will have to deal with self-destructive corporate Tweets, but what kind of tweet it will be, and by whom. Twit Happens #2 – Tone Deaf. Trade-off?”
WRITTENT BLOG | FRIDAY, JULY 12, 2013
[Blog] Hollywood-Style Taglines, Coffee Shops and Other Brilliant Content Strategy Insights
Your Business Blog: The Corner Coffee Shop. If your content marketing isn’t driving return on investment, you may need to transform your blog into more of a hangout, sort of like a coffee shop. As Katherine Kotaw points out, taglines engage an audience before they’re even ready to listen to your elevator pitch or engage with your blog. Some of this week’s best insights on B2B content marketing for advanced practitioners come from the Eloqua blog, thanks to Amanda F. How do you make your business blog a more welcoming place for first-time website visitors?
LOUIS GRAY | TUESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2011
[Blog] LunchTree Hits Bay Area for Random Geek Connections
Profile on LunchTree Lunch History on LunchTree The founder, Jesse Spaulding, first hit our radar way back in early 2008 with his project BlogRize , a platform aimed to help blogs grow their communities. Geeks working on startups are notorious for not getting out much. Slaving in front of computer terminals at odd hours, the option of lunch often takes on a familiar routine - the same locations, the same people. even the meals themselves become things of habit. With projects taking precedence over casual connections, it's not unsurprising some startup addicts gain a feeling of isolation.
SOCIALNOMICS | FRIDAY, AUGUST 6, 2010
[Blog] You HAVE To Make Videos… Period!
Reading a blog about how to cook a chicken, or watching a video? Today we have a guest post from Jim Kukral the author of the new book: “Attention! This Book Will Make You Money. Thank you Jim for the post and for the kind words! There I was, sitting in the board room of a global manufacturing company watching a presentation about their plans to use social media in 2010 and beyond. They started to talk about YouTube and they pulled up one of the Socialnomics videos that @equalman had made and told me, “Watch this video, it will wow you. It wowed us.. Powerful words, yes?
SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGERY | SUNDAY, MARCH 11, 2012
[Blog] Time for a Change
Over the last four years especially, I felt as if I was at the tip of the spear when it came to things like social media policy (this blog and my Twitter account were the first transparent, employee-owned, external social media properties), Enterprise 2.0 While I'm at C-K, I'll continue to blog here about social media, PR, advertising, and branding as well as my experiences in the PR industry – I hope you'll continue to read and engage with me here. Consulting. For the government. This Wednesday, more than 3,000 days later, will be my last day at Booz Allen.
GEOFF LIVINGSTON | MONDAY, JUNE 2, 2014
[Blog] Visual Literacy Means Better Thinking
'A few weeks ago, I wrote a blog about the world moving from text-based to visual communications, an underlying angst was touched upon. fear exists that visual literacy may mean more ignorance and the general dumbing down of society as a whole. First, let’s be clear. Visual literacy is not a new concept. It dates back to the sixties. The recent media trend towards communicating with video, pictures and graphics has inspired people to building methods of encouraging visual literacy. Yet the tension remains. Will we become a society of ignorant fools? This is the End.
PAUL GILLIN | MONDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2011
[Blog] David Ferrucci on Building the World’s Smartest Computer
Live blogging Dr. David Ferrucci’s address to the IBM Watson University Symposium at Harvard Business School and MIT Sloan School of Management. Example: In the category of Lincoln Blogs: “Treausre secy Chase just submitted this for the third time. Ferrucci was director of the IBM Watson project. Ferrucci tells a story about his daughter’s quote: “Interesting things are boring.” Because that was her frame of reference. Interesting things involve a lot of complexity that makes them boring (to people who aren’t explicitly interested in them). The Next Big Thing.
LAUREL PAPWORTH | MONDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2009
[Blog] Donations as Revenue: Social Media Business Podcast
Wordpress blogging platform has people donating plugins or using money donations to have work done. Here is a typical widget from Wordpress 3rd party developers which allows bloggers to ask for donations on their blog, and uses PayPal as the backend for donations across the online community. ChipIn donation widget – and my microfinance through social media blog post supporting wonderwebby. Episode 2 of monetizing online communities looks at donations – an overlooked revenue stream and the social media tools that enable donations online. Caring But Not Committed.
DIVA MARKETING BLOG | SUNDAY, MARCH 23, 2014
[Blog] Interview with Cory Edwards: Creating Social Business Structures
'One of the benefits of a biz blog is sometimes ''fair trade'' agreements. Recently Adobe reached out and asked if I would be part of a 4-member Insider group, along with Travis Wright , Elizabeth Osmeloski , Michele Kiss , that would help socialize their digital marketing conference next week. Adobe Summit. Sounded like good learnings to share. With over 5000 attendees sounded like a biz carnival! Sounded Sounded like fun. Adobe also offered introductions to speakers and attendees who are doing innovative work in digital/social. More good learnings for us. Yes" to the opportunity.
WRITTENT BLOG | FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2013
[Blog] 5 Advanced Lessons from Content Marketing World 2013
Thanks to an increasingly talented workforce and amazing options like content marketing outsourcing services, the challenge for companies isn’t just getting their hands on a blog to publish. Page – a 120 year-old mesh and fencing distributor with one of the best blogs on the block. Treat your inbound marketing strategy the same way – create a blog post , video, social media posts, and guest post around each bright idea you have to save time and make the most of your concepts. Dream Big: Every blogger dreams of earning backlinks from high-authority blogs. Wait, what?
WRITTENT BLOG | FRIDAY, AUGUST 9, 2013
[Blog] Google’s In-Depth Results, Scaling, and Other Content Marketing News
In the future where virtually every company is creating blogs, eBooks, and whitepapers, it’s critical to ensure your efforts have the potential to stand out. For companies doing blogging , eBooks, and social media right, scaling is inevitable. In a recent blog post , the world’s largest search engine revealed that around 10% of queries required in-depth answers, which can’t easily be answered by a news article or short blog post. Some small studies have found that blog articles consisting of 2,000 words or more tend to rank much better in search. Translated?
SOSHABLE | TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2013
[Blog] Advice for the Beginners
Worse, they create one thing, one blog or video or SEO campaign , and it doesn’t live up to their own expectations so they scrap it and call it quits. And in poster form: Original post can be found on Wikimotive’s blog. 'Here at Wikimotive, we have a backlog of content that goes back years. We have multiple ebooks and podcasts and infographics, and we have material published all over the web. We get emails all the time from people, intelligent people, who want to get into the game but don’t know where to start. But there is this gap. We all go through this.
TREY PENNINGTON | MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2010
[Blog] How to use what you've got to get more of what you want
Home About Book Trey to Speak Let’s Connect #smBBQ Subscribe trey pennington connections, content, conversations: commerce™ How to use what you’ve got to get more of what you want: The Chris White found materials tree house by trey on September 6, 2010 Consumers rush to experience the remarkable and memorable. Marketers clamor to give them what they’re looking for. Sometimes, it’s not as difficult as it might sound. One of the foundational principles in Spitball Marketing is “use what you’ve got to get more of what you want. No trips to Home Depot or Lowes.
DANNY WHATMOUGH | THURSDAY, JUNE 21, 2012
[Blog] PR and Wikipedia – let’s push for a better relationship
Cross-posted from the EML Wildfire blog. As part of my work with the PRCA’s Digital Steering Committee, I’m part of a consultation process that is trying to create a set of guidelines for the PR industry to help it better understand and interact with Wikipedia. PR people shouldn’t touch Wikipedia. This is a common viewpoint amongst Wikipedians. And, considering the negative press that has often surrounded PR dealings with the encyclopaedia, and the bad practices that are all far too common, it is easy to see why. If you don’t have a neutral point of view (e.g.
WEB METRICS GURU | WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8, 2011
[Blog] Google Moves and Web Journal, June 1-7th, 2011
It’s one of the acquisition’s I did not expect Google to make but it makes sense as Postrank developed a way to cut through noise and rank blogs. I noted it last week but didn’t have a chance to post it – Google bought PostRank Analytics – the price of the deal wasn’t revealed. Also heard that Google’s software infrastructure is obsolete – ha! Well, at least, I signed up for piloting Google WebMaster Tools with Google Analytics pilot that is now underway. I guess it’s all in the timing – in life and in social media. web journa
PROBLOGGER | THURSDAY, JUNE 7, 2012
[Blog] The Simplest Way to Write a Unique First Draft
Do you have 45 minutes to work on your blog? If so, I can show you how to write the first draft of your next blog post. This blog post originated from five unrelated words on five separate lines, double-spaced, in a Microsoft Word document. Once you answer this question, write every sentence of your blog post for that person. Your headline doesn’t just grab a reader’s attention; it helps you summarize your blog post. Share details that support your blog post’s headline. Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger. First drafts are messy. State them.
PROBLOGGER | MONDAY, MAY 7, 2012
[Blog] Register Today for a Free Podcast With Ana White
Ana is the blogger behind the popular Ana White Homemaker blog and she has a great story to tell. Here’s a few highlights from her story: In just over 2 years Ana has grown her blog from nothing to one that gets around 3 million unique visitors a month. Her blog is now generating enough income to support her family and she does it all from her home in Alaska. Over 90% of the content on her blog is written by readers and Facebook Fans. Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger. Her #1 source of traffic is Pinterest. Alaska – 7pm Tuesday 8th May.
PROBLOGGER | FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2012
[Blog] Forget Everything You Think You Know About SEO
I’m sure you are aware there are a whole host of WordPress SEO plugins available for your blog. can be ignored when writing blog posts. The main learning here for bloggers is that instead of worrying about search engines when you write your next blog post, you should focus 100% on the user. Without a doubt, the single most important factor in gaining search engine ranking is building links to your blog. If there is one piece of action everybody who reads this post should take, it is without a doubt to create a link-building strategy for your blog.
SOCIALNOMICS | WEDNESDAY, JULY 23, 2014
[Blog] 7 Tricks for Successful Social Media Branding
At the very top of the site, you’ll notice that these guys even have a blog. Written from the perspective of the logo character’s wife, the Mrs. Rooter Blog is compiled of several entries with tips to help customers keep their plumbing systems running smoothly. 'An essential part of branding a business is developing and maintaining an online presence. Your business probably already has several social media pages up and running. But are they leveraged to brand your business the way you want them to? Find Your Followers. Photo by Geralt. Learn to Keep it Consistent.
SOSHABLE | TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2012
[Blog] Is social media hurting our relationships?
Read more Social Media News on the Soshable Blog. As social networks like Facebook and Twitter have become a natural part of our daily routine, it often filters into our offline lives and conversations, therefore it must have just as much of a negative effect as it does a positive one…right? Some examples that are prominent are not adding someone as a friend on Facebook, who knew this would become such a difficult dilemma? There are some family members and friends, then and now that we simply do not want knowing details of our lives, let’s not even mention co-workers….
DREW'S MARKETING MINUTE | FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2011
[Blog] Do you take yourself seriously?
My thanks to blog reader Amy Roppe for sharing these with me! At McLellan Marketing Group , we live by our core beliefs. One of them is: We take our work seriously. Ourselves… not so much. Let’s be honest here. None of us save lives every day. Okay, if you actually do… you have my permission to skip this post) Sometimes, I think we need to just get over how important our work is and lighten up. In front of our clients. Let them see we have a sense of humor about ourselves. Because they’ll actually enjoy working with you more. No doubt their work is serious.
VIPER CHILL | WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2010
[Blog] ViperChill Monthly Report 4 (My 1st National Press)
The articles written in January, were: The Very First Thing You Should Do in 2010 What You Can Learn From The Most Tweeted Blog Posts Ever How I Wrote a $30,000 eBook (And You Can Too) Minimalist Internet Marketing: My Personal Guide $1M Case Study: My CMS & Content Strategy Here at ViperChill there are a lot less articles published than most sites, but typically these articles are 2,000-3,000 words and cover topics in massive detail. If it’s relevant to your niche and helps your own blog grow, then I’m achieving what I set out to do with this blog. Thanks.
PROBLOGGER | MONDAY, AUGUST 20, 2012
[Blog] 6 Sweet Tips to Help You Track Social Media Trends
Read leading blogs about social media. HubSpot’s marketing team regularly blogs about social media trends such as the rise of mobile marketing , and provides additional resources in regularly published ebooks. Kallas writes, “Addictomatic searches the best live sites on the web for the latest news, blog posts, videos and images. You can also sign up for an industry-leading Twitter blog like TwitTip via email. Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger. This guest post is by Lior Levin. Here are six simple ways to stay on top of social media.
JASON YORMARK | TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2009
[Blog] Booked: Facebook Disabled My Account | jasonyormark.com
rahulbhatt Says: April 30th, 2010 at 8:25 am My account was also disabled on Sunday 25 – April – 2010 Still waiting for it to get enabled, don't know when it will be enabled I have created a Facebook FAQ's which can be access from the following url [link] [link] Leave a Reply blog comments powered by Disqus 105 SUBSCRIBERS 50161 FOLLOWERS Home About Me My Videos My Resume Contact MeI didn’t quite realize how much I used Facebook until it was taken away from me. Between Twitter and Facebook, I had built a nice little social network. Why I have no idea.
SOSHABLE | THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2011
[Blog] 2011 Social Media Site of the Year: Reddit
This is a crappy little blog and the “award” means nothing, but I can say this much – we really do explore social media every day and do whatever we can to find what’s good and bad about it. Every year (for a whopping 3 years running!) we highlight who we believe is the top social media site of the year. It’s not a popularity contest. It’s not based on (much) empirical data. There’s no voting. The team sits down and argues for an hour on Skype and I write up the piece. We’re not gurus. Long story short, our opinion means nothing. was smug.
SOSHABLE | WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2013
[Blog] Social News SEO
Whereas most places can post a blog or article and leave it be, news sites might have to come back to the same story three or four times as they get new information. Original post about News SEO can be found on Wikimotive’s blog titled, “ News Site SEO “ . News sites (and some social news sites like Soshable!) have unique concerns compared with traditional business and commercial sites. This has caused a lot of consternation in the community, as they try and reconcile their Business SEO with the fluctuating nature of the medium. Featured
ENGAGING BRAND | THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2012
[Blog] Podcast 314 - Mitch Joel on Social Business Model
The Value Of Brands In Social Media | Six Pixels of Separation - Marketing and Communications Blog - By Mitch Joel at Twist Image. Welcome to the latest and free The Engaging Brand podcast covering social media , business ideas and brand marketing tips but before we start. The listener of the week and winning an Engaging Brand goodie bag, is Moksh Juneja from Mumbai. Remember the goodie bad is picked from all the people who share, like, tweet about the Engaging Brand podcast to say a BIG thank you from me! believe social media will morph into a social business model.so
SOCIALNOMICS | WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2014
[Blog] Riding The News: Cicada Hunt 2014
'If you do a Google search for the term “cicada 2014”, you will find my that my blog post comes up first page. wrote an article about it for my blog in early January, right before this year’s hunt began. If you look at the blog post in question: [link] you can see it became really popular (for a personal blog) receiving over 100 social signals in 2 days and 18 comments. This is not a fluke. used a technique that I call “Riding the News” in order generate massive traffic and to jump my site up to the top of the SERP. What is the Cicada Hunt? Good luck.’.
WRITTENT BLOG | FRIDAY, APRIL 5, 2013
[Blog] Writer’s Block, Content Teams and Other Content Marketing News
And do not to be afraid to start blogging as so many doors get opened at once! 'Content curation is a lot about being useful and serving as an inspiration to you all! Let’s find out what has been written this week by the marketing industry leaders in order to use this information for our business advantage in the nearest future. Transform Your Team into Epic Content Creators: 6 Steps. You might have heard a lot about the need to involve your employees in content creation but most likely you still feel puzzled. Stuck on content creation? Accelerate Demand Using Rich Media.
PAMORAMA | TUESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2010
[Blog] Pepsi Sidelines Super Bowl Ads, Opts for Social Media Push
In the highly sought after 18-34 demographic, 85% use some sort of social media (social networking, blogging, or texting). If they decide to check out the blog, that makes four interactions. link] Vikings Blog | Minnesota Vikings NFL Announcer [.] For someone like Pepsi this may not matter but a lesser known company could benefit.-= ´s last blog. For someone like Pepsi this may not matter but a lesser known company could benefit.-= ´s last blog. Do you enjoy NFL football? If so, we’ll both be watching the Super Bowl on February 7th.
SOCIALNOMICS | THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2012
[Blog] 3 simple ways to attract huge conference crowds
Most rockstar keynote speakers have large outreach networks (e-mail, Twitter, Facebook, blog, etc.) – make sure you give them easy to publish items about the conference so they can blast to their loyal fans and followers. #1 Hire a rockstar keynote speaker. rockstar keynote speaker will cost between $10,000 and $50,000. While this cost may seem steep, it is less than the coffee breaks you will be supplying and much more important. Nobody is going to go to the event for the coffee nor will they talk about the coffee pre or post conference. 2 Leverage your keynote speaker.
JEFF ESPOSITO | WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2013
[Blog] Without a change in expectations, social CRM is destined to fail
You see while social media may be vital to what many of the readers of this blog do for a living; social media is actually a small sliver of what businesses are focusing their efforts on. While I believe that social media is a great platform for customer support, I think our current views of what is acceptable in terms of response time or expected quality of service for social Customer Relationship Management (CRM) is destined to fail. The expectations I am thinking about center around how many think companies should bend over backwards for a customer just because they Tweet. We can’t.
ENGAGE | TUESDAY, JUNE 18, 2013
[Blog] The Future Perfect: 3 Strategies Digital Magazines Can Employ to Provide Ideal User Experiences
Features commonly found on blogs, like recommended articles based on topic or author, can also be employed within digital issues. 'When it comes to the digital versus print debate, can’t we all just get along? Recent innovations in digital magazines are certainly helping the cause. Mequoda Group recently released the results of a survey that reflect changes in how people read magazines. Some of their findings: 23 percent of respondents prefer reading magazines on their tablets. 13 percent of respondents had published a digital edition of a magazine within the past month.
ENGAGE | THURSDAY, MAY 5, 2011
[Blog] All the News That’s Fit to Ignore
If you liked this, try: 4 Tips to Develop Engaging Story Ideas The Lifespan of Social Media Content (Or, the Fish, the Stream, and the Shore) Want Infinite Blog Post Ideas? M y mom sold my trumpet a couple months ago on EBay and you probably couldn’t care less. Sure, it was a big moment for me – I’d been playing for about one third of my life and the proceeds of the sale would help out my family – but for the rest of the world it was about as interesting as well, some random guy selling a trumpet. Has anyone written something nearly identical? Is it readable? Is it skimmable?
CONVINCE & CONVERT | WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2014
[Blog] Marketers Everywhere: Stop Marketing Your Brand
Don’t forget to ask for their social and blog URLs when they’re signing up! 'Image via BigStockPhoto.com. On Monday, I published a post using a Huggies case study to show the value of real an authentic storytelling to drive engagement with a brand. If you missed it, catch up real quick and read it here. The key takeaway from this example of great outreach marketing is that no matter who you’re marketing to, it’s crucial to always remind yourself that you are simply a human marketing to another human. The first step? Are Your Fostering An Engaged Network? Find New Influencers.
JEFF ESPOSITO | TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2010
[Blog] Don’t Work in PR If you You Need a Pat on the Head
This blog post is based on my own views and do not reflect those of my clients or employer. I recently landed my first big media placement at my new firm and one. of my friends congratulated me and asked “what did your client say when you sent them the clip?”. The client said nothing. They don’t need to. Unless there was some inaccuracy in the article, it’s not really necessary for a client to write back with anything let alone a “thank you.” Sure, it’s nice when they do so, but for me, as long as a client fee is honored, I need nothing else. You can find her at twitter.com/kottavio.
CONVINCE & CONVERT | THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2010
[Blog] The 3 “Ly”s of Social Media
When you consider the amount of time we spend tweeting, updating status, checking in, watching YouTube videos, reading blogs, reviewing on Yelp and all the rest, the natural question (and one that will asked by interplanetary visitors, ultimately) becomes “Don’t we have anything better to do? Tweet Sure, the gadgets and gizmos and the apps and androids of social media make it more convenient for us to interact with one another, and with brands. But it’s not really about the bits and bytes and data and Dick Costolo, is it? That’s the most important “ly.
CONVINCE & CONVERT | WEDNESDAY, JULY 14, 2010
[Blog] Social Media is the Servant of Strategy, Not the Master
Skip to content Skip to navigation Skip to footer Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting Social Media Strategy Blog Social Media Consulting Blog Social Media Consulting Speaking Newsletter Free Social Media Tools Twitter Interviews About Lijit Search Social Media is the Servant of Strategy, Not the Master July 14th, 2010 |Written By: Mike Cassidy | View Comments Tweet Guest post by Mike Cassidy , a non-profit Senior Executive Director specializing in membership development, engagement and retention. Why ignore it? Thanks, Mike!
JEFF ESPOSITO | WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31, 2011
[Blog] Can you pick NFL games better than Social Buzz can?
Each Thursday, I will post my picks to this blog and to my ESPN group. In exactly one week from today, the most exciting season on TV starts up. No I am not talking Real Housewives or Big Bootied Weddings, but the hard hits of the National Football League. Now as with any season, there will be folks making their weekly predictions based on everything from their gut to uniform colors and cold hard football facts. This season, I have decided to make my picks based on the social buzz surrounding the teams squaring off each week. If so, I invite you to join my ESPN group.
SOSHABLE | MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2011
[Blog] Is Tumblr the Real Facebook and Twitter Beater?
It had a catchy name, but otherwise the interface was too complicated for micro-blogging and not robust enough for full-blogging. In late 2007, I was approached by the man who would eventually become my content manager. He told me about a site that I should watch, one that he really liked and saw great potential in. looked at it. After a couple of days of playing around with it, I dismissed it. There was too much crossover with Twitter and WordPress for the site to ever be successful. didn’t visit Tumblr again for 2 years. In many ways, we’re betting on it.
CONVINCE & CONVERT | MONDAY, JULY 2, 2012
[Blog] The Power of a Question
The Power of a Question is a post from: Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting. When I was 30, I lived in a largely rent-controlled building in New York City with my (then) girlfriend, who was also my age. There were nine other residents on our floor: a young couple in their 20’s, and seven single elderly widows/widowers in their 70’s and 80’s. The average age of our floor was 58. No one was 58. Trees were being slaughtered because someone asked “What’s the average age of that building?”. For most of us, it’s the same one: “Why?”.
WHAT SPINKS THINKS | FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2013
[Blog] Help Yourself Help the World
'This article originally appeared on The Feast Blog. I’ve learned a lot of important lessons since starting my career but one lesson has stood out above all: In order to have a huge impact and truly help others, you must first help yourself. It can feel weird to think that way, about helping yourself first. It feels selfish. And there are people throughout history who have made great sacrifices to their well-being in order to help others on a grand scale. If you find yourself in a specific situation where you must make a sacrifice, then you have that option. Clear your mind. Relax.
ABSOLUTE PA | FRIDAY, APRIL 18, 2014
[Blog] Is Pinterest the Right Social Platform For Your Business?
So, if your pinned image is from your website or blog – users can be directed there. Over on the Blog Pinboard. 'I’m not going to lie – I love Pinterest. . If you haven’t heard yet, Pinterest is essentially a virtual or online pinboard. It It helps you organise and share pretty things you see on the web. Anyone can see your pinboards, share, comment, ‘like’ an image ( as you would on Facebook ), or re-pin it to their board (but you can make your pins private, too – more on that below!). So…why Pinterest? Wedding planners. Foodies.
CONVINCE & CONVERT | WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13, 2012
[Blog] Why Stronger Visuals Help You Sell More Stuff
Why Stronger Visuals Help You Sell More Stuff is a post from: Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting. Dial Corporation this week announced a new campaign that integrates its long-standing Facebook Page with its new-ish Pinterest page , giving its Facebook community a challenge to create cause-related boards on Pinterest. The top organizations featured on those user-generated boards will compete to win a $5,000 prize. Dial is looking to capitalize on what is becoming a known fact – strong visuals help sell product and the stories around them. Inform.
TWIST IMAGE | TUESDAY, JANUARY 3, 2012
[Blog] The Year Of More
In April of 2011, I Blogged about the next five years stating that, "The next five years are going to be about. While many article and columns look back at the year that was or posture on the year that will be, it's becoming abundantly clear that 2012 will - without question - be the "Year of More.". It sounds a little incredulous to say this when we're in a world that is struggling for stability. With that comes innovations, new opportunities and an ever-demanding public desire for the latest and greatest. More social. Will this trend stop in the future? More global. More local. apple.
TWIST IMAGE | FRIDAY, MAY 11, 2012
[Blog] The Trick With Inspiration
It could be from staring out of your window or from reading this blog post. Believe it or not, you're constantly being inspired. The trick with inspiration is being able to both acknowledge that moment and act on it when it happens. was reminded of this earlier in the week. was listening to Howard Stern interview Chris Martin from Coldplay (it was a repeat from earlier in the year). Martin was talking about how the hit song Yellow came to him. He said it happened very quickly - in maybe fifteen minutes. Look how they shine for you." " came out in Young's quirky tone. coldplay.
CONVINCE & CONVERT | SUNDAY, AUGUST 25, 2013
[Blog] Websites Will Become the AM Radio of the Internet
The impact of these apps on their purchase decisions is greater than recommendations from blogs and social media, and from manufacturers’ websites or email. 'If your marketing is sufficiently useful, your audience will keep your brand close – on their home screen, in their inbox, in their Twitter and Facebook feeds – and, when they need you, they’ll access whatever it is you’re bringing to the information party. This is the great benefit of Youtility – marketing so useful, people would pay for it (if asked). When they need you, they’ll engage. agree.
CONVINCE & CONVERT | WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2011
[Blog] Invitation Avalanches, Attention Infidelity, and the Science of the Social Break-Up
On Twitter and Facebook, a 7% conversion rate would be the stuff of legend (unless you’re Bieber or Gaga, in which case you probably don’t read this blog). Is the golden goose poisoned before it’s even an adult? The current relationship between companies and consumers via social media and email is unsustainable. The backlash has begun, and abuse of any one channel has a spillover effect on consumer attitudes toward other channels. 71% of Facebook members have become more selective about “liking companies. don’t like that email stat. Not one bit.
IDACONCPTS | TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2012
[Blog] World Premiere of “La Casa del Ritmo, A Film About Los Amigos Invisbles”
La Casa del Ritmo blog: www.lacasadelritmo.net. Dear readers of idaconcpts.com, With great pleasure I share with an awesome update on La Casa del Ritmo , A film about Los Amigos Invisibles. first wrote about this project back in February 2011 and I was very happy to support this project. just got news that the world premiere of this amazing documentary will happen this March 2012 at the Miami International Film Festival. The full press release is below. Congratulations to “mis panas invisibles” and my fellow Ecuadorian, Juan Miguel Marin. New York, N.Y.
PROBLOGGER | WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14, 2012
[Blog] The Brilliant Content Strategy Everyone Gets Wrong
It’s just going to keep your blog alive for one more day. All their books (and in Seth’s case, pretty much his entire blog) rehash anecdotes and stories they’ve heard elsewhere. It’s clearly been established that reusing content just to fill your blog doesn’t work. Well, it does, if all you want is to keep your blog alive. My sudden realization was that readers needed help—more than yet another blog post. Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger. This guest post is by James Chartrand of Men with Pens. It didn’t matter.
PAMORAMA | MONDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2009
[Blog] Advertisers Embrace Facebook, Other Social Networks
Tagged as: ad spending , Advertising , Branding , Facebook , Marketing , MySpace , Social Media , Social media marketing , Social Networking [link] Vote on this article at blogengage.com Advertisers Embrace Facebook, Other Social Networks… Social ad spending will become a higher priority in 2010, generating more opportunities for advertisers to reach their target markets for branding and engagement… [link] bookmarking » Blog Archive » Advertisers Embrace Facebook, Other Social Networks | pamorama [.] and in many other countries. of all online advertising.
SOCIALFISH | WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2010
[Blog] Start Listening NOW!
Similarly, 41% of the respondents believe that social media and blogging are the fastest growing communications resources for next year. Steve Farnsworth in his blog, Digital Marketing Mercenary, posted 20 Free Social Media Monitoring Tools to Find Your Brand’s Social Mentions. Deirdre Reid, CAE on her blog, Reid All About It, posted Social Media Monitoring: Are You Listening to Me? In retrospect, I should have written this post first. Your association’s reputation is at risk, even if you don’t use social media. She offers a great roadmap to get you started.
SOSHABLE | FRIDAY, JUNE 10, 2011
[Blog] Day-to-Day Social Media for Business: Tip 2 – Thank Your Customers By Name
There are some who hold their Facebook profiles sacred and refuse to interact with anyone other than Aunt Tilley and the nephews in Georgia, but most have accepted that Facebook is only partially personal (which is a topic of another blog post in the future). This post is part of a series titled 10 Ways to Use Social Media for Day-to-Day Business. Every day we will be expanding upon a new tip until the list is complete. As a child, you were hopefully taught good manners. When people did things, you thanked them. Social media has opened the door to thanking people in a whole new way.
TWIST IMAGE | TUESDAY, MAY 14, 2013
[Blog] Designing A Better Website
Sure, links added depth to these stories and comments enabled people to add to the discourse (or, as Arianna Huffington likes to say about blogging and the Huffington Post : "self-expression is the new entertainment" ), but online publishing still looked and felt like traditional publishing. Blogging, Twitter and more are original ways to spread, share and create content. 'It seems like online publishers are starting to think about the digital-first experience. It started not too long ago when Fast Company did a full overhaul of their website. Beyond paper. banner ad.
CONVINCE & CONVERT | SUNDAY, MAY 20, 2012
[Blog] Clearing Clouds of Confusion – the 5 Categories of Social Media Software
Clearing Clouds of Confusion – the 5 Categories of Social Media Software is a post from: Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting. The social media software industry offers some amazing functionality, but it suffers mightily from murky messaging and customer confusion. The truth is, many marketing professionals do not know what this software can do, much less what specific companies’ versions can do. And the software companies themselves make it worse by not being specific about their capabilities and areas of focus. ” .
JEFF ESPOSITO | FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2012
[Blog] Harvard Business Review #Fail, Poop Talk and Influence
The Problem with Blogging – this is a great read from Valeria Maltoni that anyone with a blog should really give a quick read. Good morning and hello winter! am not sure about where you live, but in New England Ole Man Winter had his coming out party with every morning of the week starting at either below or at freezing. It has been great to dust off the winter coat and gloves even if there hasn’t been any of the white stuff. How was your week? Hopefully it was a good one and that you have a good weekend teed up. Thanks in advance and catch you next week. Don’t believe me?
WHAT SPINKS THINKS | WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2010
[Blog] Debate: Do All Community Managers Need Social Media?
This is my response to the twitter debate and that blog post. Photo cred: Rishi Bandopadhay. Seems that a lot of people are under the impression that all community managers have to use social media. Social media is one tool. It’s one of the many tools available to marketers, community managers, PR professionals etc. It is not a requirement for all roles that a community manager could possibly take on. On twitter, I had a long debate with Alana Joy on this topic. This discussion led to this post on the ever insightful social media explorer. don’t know…maybe it can. Maybe.
CONVINCE & CONVERT | SUNDAY, JULY 14, 2013
[Blog] How Not to Win Any Marketing Awards Ever
This summer, I’ve read page after page after page of rosy – yet poorly phrased – prose about the triumph of Facebook like acquisition, blog comment increases and number of Twitter impressions. 'image from BigStock.com. Lately, I’ve been asked to judge quite a few marketing awards competitions. Mostly digital awards, but some traditional/offline categories, too. The specific awards and contests don’t matter, because the affliction I see is universal. It is that most marketing awards entry write-ups are absolutely terrible. Look, I get it. But Did it Work?
WRITTENT BLOG | MONDAY, AUGUST 5, 2013
[Blog] 10 Metrics to Track Your Newsletter Content Success
This could be an eBook, a round-up of your best blog articles , or a discount. 'Email newsletter marketing definitely isn’t dead. In fact, it’s just as viable of a platform for marketing as ever. The most recent studies by the Direct Marketing Association found that the average return on investment for email was around $25.80 for every dollar spent on the platform. Perhaps most impressively, 8% of companies are directly able to attribute more than half of their total revenue to newsletters. Are the majority of emails you send bouncing back to you? Bounce Rate. Delivery Rate. Open Rate.
BLUE FOCUS MARKETING | SUNDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2010
[Blog] 2011 New Year’s Resolutions from Our Adland Galaxy
‘Twits, blogs and consults about how social media can be integrated into marketing programs. ’ “I want our agency to add more clients, successful case studies and write 150 blogs in 2011. ’ “Don’t blog for a month, ppl assume you’ve nothing to say. Madison Avenue Resolutions with a twist of Revolution. We used Twitter to scan our universe for resolutions for 2011. As you will find, many of these resolutions are more about ongoing revolutions in the ad agency business. Happy New Year from Blue Focus Marketing. Enjoy! adscientist.
SOSHABLE | THURSDAY, JANUARY 10, 2013
[Blog] 3 Ways to Make Your Facebook Page More Like-Worthy
Getting people to visit your Facebook is an art unto itself that requires a future blog post, but once you get them there you can do certain things that can help you to get more likes as a result. It’s on thing to have people like your business. It’s another thing to have them “like” your business, as in on Facebook. Your customers may like you, but there’s a good chance that they won’t like you on Facebook. There’s something extremely important to keep in mind when trying to understand how Facebook for business works. Get selected!
ONLINE COMMUNITY STRATEGIST | TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2009
[Blog] The Cleveland Plain Dealer finally acknowledges user comments
The opinions expressed here represent my own and not those of my employer.Feel free to challenge me, disagree with me, or tell me I’m completely nuts in the comments section of each blog entry. StatCounter Blog Stats 66,103 hits Recent Readers View Entire Community Provided by MyBlogLog Pages About Angela Book Reviews Who is @Communitygirl? Get a blog at WordPress.com Subscribe to feed But when you finally do show up, and act as though you’re the first one to arrive, well…that may not go over so well. Did you hear that, peasant? Well, isn’t that nice?
ONLINE COMMUNITY STRATEGIST | MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2010
[Blog] Bidding your community farewell
What I want to do here is share with you my farewell blog. The opinions expressed here represent my own and not those of my employer.Feel free to challenge me, disagree with me, or tell me I’m completely nuts in the comments section of each blog entry. StatCounter Blog Stats 66,103 hits Recent Readers View Entire Community Provided by MyBlogLog Pages About Angela Book Reviews Who is @Communitygirl? Blog at WordPress.com. am trying to detach because it’s the right thing to do but it isn’t as easy as I thought it would be. And that says a lot. del.icio.us
FRESHNETWORKS | TUESDAY, MAY 20, 2014
[Blog] Why more FCA guidance on social media could free up financial services companies to be successful
In the UK, we’re well used to this on owned channels such as blogs but the practice is not supported in the US. What 'Marketers in the financial services industry were expecting the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to issue new guidelines about social media in the first quarter of 2014. But it hasn’t happened yet. The latest rumours we’ve heard suggest July is the earliest we’ll see something published. There’s much speculation about what such guidance could contain. International organisations have to deal with very different regulatory burdens across borders.
ENGAGE | TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2012
[Blog] Meme-Marketing Case Study: AXE’s “Fear No Susan Glenn” Campaign
AXE inspires men to reminisce on their own “Susan Glenn” in the form of Twitter hashtags , Facebook declarations and blog posts. It seems as though we have come to the end of the road on our meme-marketing series. We learned, we laughed and we avoided getting Rickrolled along the way. would like to close out this series by taking a look at one of the most popular meme-marketing campaigns of the year: AXE’s “Fear No Susan Glenn” campaign. AXE is a line of men’s personal-care products that includes shower gels, deodorant body sprays, shampoos, and hair gel. Image: Reuben Querimit ].
STAY N' ALIVE | TUESDAY, JUNE 28, 2011
[Blog] Facebook Family: Preserving Your Family Tree Through Social Media
This post is a guest post from Joe Baker, a long time reader of this blog and as I think you can see, a great writer. always give credit with a link back to your site or blog. This post is a guest post from Joe Baker, a long time reader of this blog and as I think you can see, a great writer. always give credit with a link back to your site or blog. Moving forward, I'm going to start featuring more guest bloggers. While kicking a roll of tape back and forth, I noticed an unsealed box with no label. Horror! How did I get this box?” With at least 4.6
SOCIALNOMICS | TUESDAY, JANUARY 3, 2012
[Blog] 10 Best Entrepreneurs of 2011 Infographic
million blogs for iPad. Will you be one of the top entrepreneurs in 2012? Learn from the below and you can become a Digital Leader ! From: BusinessMBA.org. Also from BusinessMBA.org: Do a quick search for important entrepreneurs. Do you see any wrinkles on those faces? You sure don’t—some of them might even still have baby fat. does a yearly list of the top 30 entrepreneurs under 30. Business MBA decided to find out how ten of these young adults are making huge impressions on business and on the world. Matt Mickiewicz, 99designs Co-Founder—27 Years Old. Founded 2007. Founded 2007.
TWIST IMAGE | FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2012
[Blog] The Truth Behind Branding In The Digital Media Age
There's an argument to be made for experiences, the use of videos in ads and the fact that everything I just blogged about is not true for every brand. The digital publishers want more from the big brands. If you have been following any of the coverage from Advertising Week , this seems to be the main (and continuous) cry from the digital media sector. Impact. Impressions. Eyeballs. Attention. When you are a large consumer packaged goods company, the main thrust of advertising needs to create an impact to drive sales. Television has evolved (from cable to specialty channels and beyond).
PROBLOGGER | SUNDAY, AUGUST 10, 2014
[Blog] Solving the Content Management System Standoff: Drupal, Joomla or WordPress?
Whether youll be running a company blog or a site thats jam-packed with graphics and video, making the right choice depends on your content. From its beginning as a humble blog platform, the latest edition of WordPress now boasts over 20 million users and is the basis for everything from The New York Times blog to the Lollapalooza website. For those interested in creating a simple blog or getting their new startup online, WordPress will be a straightforward choice. Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger. Checking out the contenders. And the Winner Is..
SHIFT DIGITAL | THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2012
[Blog] Are You an Accessibility Whore?
They just wanted to know if you liked the comment they left on your blog. Accessibility is an odd concept. Take a moment and think about it. We all want to give the impression that we’re 100% accessible. Take a look at my signature line for example. Right now it includes the following ways to get in touch with little ol’ me: Office phone number. Email address. Twitter address. Facebook address. Company Twitter account. Company Facebook address. Google Chat. LinkedIn address. Skype address. mean really? Am I that important? m lucky, I know! In fact, I think they are used to it.
FEVER BEE | SUNDAY, APRIL 1, 2012
[Blog] How To Find Your Community's Founding Members
Those that comment on relevant blogs and news articles are also a good source of contacts. It helps if you have an existing list of contacts to launch a community. This is how most communities founded by amateurs begin. The founder reaches out to people they've known for years. They know these people are interested in joining a community. Some organizations confuse a list of contacts with their list of customers. They confuse the people whom know the founder personally and have developed relationships with the founder with those that purchase their products.
CONVINCE & CONVERT | WEDNESDAY, JULY 11, 2012
[Blog] The Power of Awesome
About the Scott Stratten: The Power of Awesome is a post from: Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting. No matter our job, we have opportunities every day to do awesome things in business. One of the most powerful opportunities we have for awesome happens when we make mistakes. Being awesome isn’t about being perfect. want us to see our trip-ups as windows of awesome opportunity. When it hits the fan in business, it’s not time to hide behind the fan. It’s time to be awesome. Instead of putting out fires, I want us to fan the flames.
JASON YORMARK | WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2014
[Blog] 5 Tips To Book A Baller Vegas Trip Affordably That You Haven’t Heard
So to kick off my new approach and design to this blog, I’m writing what’s fresh in my mind and sharing some kick ass tips to rock Vegas affordably. 'Okay, maybe not celebrity baller, but there are ways to experience an upgraded Vegas experience. love Vegas. It’s not for everyone. But for me, 2 times a year is standard. There’s just something about a city that’s always on. It’s a place I can go and really do whatever the hell I want and not have to worry about it. The ultimate adult playground. Vegas is much more touristy. Nerd Out On MyVegas. Travel
TWIST IMAGE | FRIDAY, MAY 18, 2012
[Blog] The Public Speaker's Master Toolkit
This blog post is not about your content. What are the tools that can help you give an unforgettable presentation? After several years of speaking in public, I've had to develop my own system to ensure that each and every presentation goes off without a hitch. And yes, there are some great tools and tips to ensure that this happens. I'm going to assume that the content rocks and that you know what you're going to talk about. The Public Speaker's Master Toolkit: The Rider. send along with all speaking contracts a rider of my audio and visual needs: Projector and screen for laptop. iphone.
DREW'S MARKETING MINUTE | FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 2012
[Blog] The path is never straight
I receive a lot of mail from readers and many times, they have a question that I can answer here on the blog, so everyone benefit from their initiative. Victoria writes: I am so interested in marketing but don’t really understand the best path into the business. I was just wondering if you could tell me a bit about your story and how you got to where you are today. . am currently a sophomore in college and I was wondering if you had any advice or words of wisdom to share. . Sit back, this might take a bit. entered college convinced I was going to be a psychologist. love to read.
BRASS TACK THINKING | FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2011
[Blog] Shades of Screwups: Not All Mistakes Are Created Equal
Someone’s really toxic attitude, a deliberately inflammatory blog post, a company’s complete disregard for their customers. There are many ways to mess something up. And though we do love to say that there is no “right” way – which may indeed be true sometimes – there are most definitely wrong ways to do things. The truth, however, is that there are degrees of transgression, too. There are shades of “wrong” Not everything is the illustrious #epicfail. We’re quick to call out disaster when we see it…but is it really? That happens.
TWIST IMAGE | TUESDAY, JANUARY 7, 2014
[Blog] If You're Going To Speak In Public, Please Don't Do This.
can''t imagine how Bay currently feels (if you''re interested, he has posted a response on his personal blog and did a brief interview with TMZ ). 'Everyone is talking about the Michael Bay meltdown that happened at CES. hate the whole "kicking someone when they are down mentality," but this is worth watching if you ever have to present or speak in public. it''s tough to watch, isn''t it? The human side of this is brutal. would hate for this to happen to anyone. I''m sure he''s not feeling all that great about the situation. That being said. It''s true. That''s not speaking.